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Human Value Isn't What It Used to Be

Alan's monthly letter for March 2010 Dear Friend, Why would an alcoholic father, strapped for cash, sell his son and daughter for $30? Why would pediatricians at the University Medical Center of Gronigen kill 20 disabled newborn children each year? Why is it legal in Oregon and Washington for your doctor to help you commit suicide? These acts of injustice are possible because of a subtle, yet profound shift in how we value human beings. Our culture is abandoning intrinsic value for instrumental value.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

If It's Not Natural, It's Probably Not Healthy

It’s cool to be gay. That’s what the younger generation thinks. Our culture not only tolerates homosexuality, it’s often celebrated and considered trendy. Being gay is as normal and healthy as being straight. To think otherwise is homophobic. But we are deceiving ourselves if we think that homosexuals have the same health risks as heterosexuals.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

California's Last Chance to Save Marriage?

Alan's monthly letter for October 2008 Dear Friend,

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage: How It Will Affect You

Alan's monthly letter for August 2008 Dear Friend, The legalization of same-sex marriage will usher in a new era where religious liberties will increasingly become restricted. There’s one word that explains why this will happen: Consistency.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage: It's Time to Discriminate

I think discrimination is great. I think we should discriminate based on age, sex, disability, and sexual orientation. And I bet most Americans agree with me.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Answering a Case for Same-Sex Marriage

Alan's monthly letter for February 2012 Dear Friend, Every now and then a challenge comes along that leaves you unsettled. Not because you don’t know it’s wrong, but because you don’t know why. For many Christians, that challenge came this past December when a three-minute YouTube video went viral, reaching nearly 20 million views. Most content on that site isn’t worth taking seriously. But this was different.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Are Homosexuals Going to Hell?

Alan's monthly letter for March 2012 Dear Friend, A homosexual man asked my wife, “Do you think I’m going to Hell?” That’s a tough question. If you say yes, then you sound judgmental. If you say no, it looks like you’re compromising your convictions. Either way it seems you lose. I think, however, the answer is easy: Yes, homosexuals are going to Hell.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Marriage Equality Already Exists

Alan's monthly letter for June 2012 Dear Friend,

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

The Issue that Can't Be Ignored

Alan's monthly letter for September 2012 Dear Friend,

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

How Can Christians Show Love to Homosexuals?

Alan answers the question, "What are some ways Christians can show love to homosexuals, both inside and outside the church?"

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 26, 2013